Call it what you want, but it's a wrestling outfit not a swimsuit.
What did you think when you heard the yelling behind the door?
I was a little petrified. I thought it was going to be something to do with children cause I heard a lot of screaming.
What did you think when you saw the wrestlers?
I thought what the f**k are we doing? Right away I thought, it has nothing to do with fashion. I thought maybe we were gonna make them dresses to go out or for some award show.
What did you think when Tim told you you had to design an outfit for them to wear in the ring?
I thought that it would be fun, interesting. I wasn't too apprehensive about it. I thought it would be a fun idea. Making something for them to wrestle in, move in, and for my client, and my client directed me to do certain things.
Why did you pick the girl that you picked?
Layla -- she was a little fireball. I kind of related to that. She was really spunky -- I liked her energy. And she was gorgeous -- that was the icing on the cake.
What did you think of your client? Did you like getting to know her?
I loved working with her. She was open to all kinds of ideas. She was great about everything. She's new to the industry so she wasn't really sure about some things. So I just said, "OK -- let's just have fun with this and try new things."
What was your biggest challenge in the workroom with this outfit?
The biggest challenge for me was [making] it relevant to fashion and [making] a wrestling outfit at the same time. It was an oxymoron. I wrestled with that a lot.
Why did you pick orange?
She likes bright colors, bright things. Orange was a good color on her skin. She loved the idea. We went to the accessory wall so I could see what she liked and she kept going to hot colors. She mentioned pink, and I didn't like bright pink.
Did you mean to make yours look like a bathing suit?
You can call it whatever you want. Call it what you want -- at the end of the day it's something she wanted to wrestle in. Turn on the channel. What are they wearing? Bras and panties and swim suits that they bedazzled. Call it what you want -- it was fashionable. It was the only fashionable thing up there.
How did you feel going into the runway show?
I was confident. I thought that what I did was appropriate for my client. She liked it. She loved it. And all the other girls loved it. If they all liked it and responded to it then I did what I was supposed to do.
What did you think of your exit?
Was I surprised? Yes -- I was surprised. But when I saw it happening I felt tricked. I felt like this whole thing was just a joke. Just the whole challenge -- it was a total joke. Cause of all the challenges, this one was so subjective. And all the judges had no business judging this one. It should have been all men wrestlers. People who are in that field should be there. This one was like, OK ....